Baptism Policy (Sample)

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What is baptism?

Baptism is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption. In some denominations, baptism is also called christening, but for others the word "christening" is used for baptizing infants.

There are many forms of baptism. Among the earliest Christians, the usual form of baptism was for the person to be immersed completely under the water or partially by kneeling in water while water was poured on them.



There are people both young and sometimes old that might want to be baptized. It is the responsibility of the church to be there for anyone who wants to make this special step in their life to start a new life with Jesus.

The Baptism Request form is also available to download. The majority of churches require this form so they can know the date and time of the service that they want to be baptized, and then the church can take steps to approve this special request. Click the link above to access the form.

The Certificate of Baptism is also available to download and print for a keepsake to remember their special day.

The policy below for baptism includes:

  • What is Baptism? - Baptism is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption and celebrated by [Church Name]. It’s a visible sign of God’s grace. When children are baptized, parents make a commitment on their behalf. Inherent in infant or child’s baptism is the expectation that the children will confirm their faith (and membership) when they’re old enough to decide for themselves.
  • Policy - [Church Name] stipulates that at least one parent of the child be a member or future member of good standing in the church. “In good standing” means regular attendance, fellowship in the church, and financial support of the church. The parents should have a sincere interest in the church and be committed to raising their child in the Christian faith by bringing them to worship, giving them opportunity to learn through Sunday School, and being an active part of the community of faith. [Church Name] realizes in a busy world it’s difficult to keep centered in the church so they honor the parent’s intention to be a part of the church family by integrating them into the active life of the church.
  • Procedure - (See policy below.)
  • Special Circumstances - (See policy below.)
  • Exceptions - (See policy below.)
  • Vows - Baptism of children involves promises that are taken by both the parents and the [Church Name] congregation in the presence of God. A sample of vows are: (See policy below.)
  • Signatures - Senior Pastor and Secretary's Signature
  • Revised Date
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Baptism Policy (Sample)


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